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General News

Changing seasons

I absolutely love the Autumn – the colours, the brisk air, the beautiful sunshine (when it’s not raining and foggy) and the peace that it brings. All the seasons have

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Attachment Theory

Too old at 4?

This week has been National Adoption Week – seems only last month that we had last years the time is flying so fast. Our children are now 12, 13 and

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Attachment Theory

Competition – curse or cure?

Reward schemes in schools are probably one of the most thwart with perils area that we deal with as adoptive parents and also in my workshops with schools. The level

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Attitudes

What song are you singing?

‘Alas for the one that never sings but dies with their songs still in them’ – unknown. This was a quote used by the host of a business conference I

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General News

A BraveHeart in a brave new world

Recently I’ve been overwhelmed by some of the expectations there are around my life. Admittedly mostly from myself, but they are there. As an adoptive parent there are expectations –

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Attitudes

I Am That Child

  I am that child. The child BraveHeart Education help, who we talk about, who we help teachers and parents understand. My story isn’t really that bad, I’m not adopted,

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Attitudes

Feeling displaced

I’ve been attending a Church in our town for the last 28 years. I was 17 years old when we first arrived there and it has been my spiritual home

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Attitudes

Which wolf are you feeding?

I saw a really interesting film recently – Tomorrow Land starring George Clooney. One of the thoughts they used throughout the film was based on an old Cherokee story: One

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Attitudes

Opportunity or Overwhelm?

I’m often surprised at how quickly opportunities can switch over to overwhelm and vice versa. If you’re thinking of those summer months ahead and wondering if it will bring great

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Attitudes

A Space for Recovery

I went to a conference this last week called ‘Trauma, Resilience and Recovery’ run by Jane Evans and Lisa Cherry. It was a brilliant day with lots to think about

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Attachment Theory

I am, I can, I ought, I will

I am, I can, I ought, I will – a philosophy on education by Charlotte Mason that raises some interesting thoughts to consider in our British educational environment. School is

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Attachment Theory

Life goes on….

I’m in a particularly honest mood which is probably not the best place to write a blog from so apologies straight away! My blog buddy and I are writing to

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Attitudes

Keep yourself to yourself

‘The only way to avoid criticism is to say nothing do nothing and be nothing’ – Aristotle. Wow what a quote and sometimes I do feel like that – you know those

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Attitudes

Different kinds of strength…

We are real Bear Grylls fans in our house, particularly our youngest who couldn’t think of anything better then being dropped out of a helicopter over a murky lake in

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